The 2006 Mazda RX-8 (SE3P) is a sports car manufactured by Mazda and a refresh for the model that went on sale in 2003 as a successor to the Mazda RX-7. It was redesigned in 2009 as the Mazda RX-8 (R3).
Unlike its predecessor, the Mazda RX-8 is a four-seater and comes with fixed headlights. The RX-8 was designed to be more practical for everyday use than the RX-7.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 2 vehicle that costs $28,000 and is available from the beginning of the game.
It is best suited for Grip and Drift events. It is less useful in Speed and Drag events as it reaches its maximum revs too quickly and lacks a high top speed.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 4 vehicle that costs $22,000 and is unlocked upon the player reaching Wheelman Level 2.5. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases with a price tag of $37,000.
It is one of the slowest accelerating cars although it also possesses sharp and grippy handling.
Need for Speed: Shift
The RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 1 vehicle with a 3.20 car rating and costs $27,000. It is unlocked from the beginning and is capable of a Works conversion.
It lacks in straight-line performance, but offers great handling traits.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The RX-8 appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern class car that costs $20,600 with a D 320 performance rating and a 2.72 handling rating.
If the player swaps its engine in favour of a tri-rotor version, it will receive significantly improved acceleration at the expense of oversteer in corners.
Team Need for Speed
The Team Need for Speed edition is unlocked upon reaching driver level 5. It is powered by a 20B tri-rotor engine with an A 1505 performance rating and a 3.94 handling rating.
Need for Speed: World
The RX-8 was made available in Need for Speed: World on February 14, 2012 as a tier 1 car following its announcement on episode 58 of Ask Marc. Since August 22, 2012, it had been featured as a D class vehicle.
It is a competitive class D car with powerful acceleration as its best trait, which came at the cost of poor nitrous power. The handling traits were similar to that of the 1995 Mazda RX-7 and allowed it to lose little speed through corners, despite being slightly heavier than the RX-7.
It is a useful all rounder for racing even when put in class A after upgrading. It could not be upgraded to class S.
|Stock: 381 (D class)||Maximum: 641 (A class)|
Need for Speed: Duel
The RX-8 (2006) appears in Need for Speed: Duel.
Need for Speed: Edge
The RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
The RX-8 2006 has an A class performance rating.
Requires 100 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 534
Nitro Capacity 531
The RX-8 "Mad Mike" 2010 has an S class performance rating.
Requires 500 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 731
Nitro Capacity 738
- The RX-8 appears as a North American specification model in all games.
|Mazda3||2.0L '04 (BK) · Mazdaspeed3 '06 (BK)|
|MX-5||1.8L '96 (NA) · 1.8L '99 (NB) · 2.0L '09 (NC) · 2.0L '15 (ND)|
|RX-7||Turbo-II '91 (FC) · FD '95 (FD3S S6) · FD '99 (FD3S S8) · RZ '98 (FD3S S8) · Spirit R '02 (FD3S S8)|
|RX-8||Coupe '04 (SE3P) · Coupe '06 (SE3P) · Coupe '09 (R3)|